Day: May 7, 2013
Clinging to the notion of strength in the midst of uncertainty and fear, does make us feel better and safer in the short-term. But it also has a shadow side of desperation — if we only say we’re strong over and over again, it will magically become true.
From Zack Ford at Think Progress: Just now, the Delaware Senate voted 12-9, to approve marriage equality legislation (HB 75), guaranteeing that Delaware will become the 11th state that recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages. Civil unions, which Delaware previously legalized in 2011, will convert to marriages after one year. The House passed the marriage equality bill […]
The high holy day of Hallmark™ is nearly upon us. Amy Young, writing at the
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Graham Putnam & Mahoney agreed to handle the service. “We take an oath to do this,” funeral director Peter Stefan said. “Can I pick and choose? No. Can I separate the sins from the sinners? No.”
by George Clifford Roughly four decades ago, I did something that I had never done before or again. I conducted an altar call, i.e., invited members of the congregation to commit their lives to Jesus publicly by stepping to the front of the worship space. It occurred in a Nashville, TN, rescue mission’s nightly service. […]
Psalm 131 “O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.” What is the frame out of which my everyday decisions are formed? Sometimes it is the covenant, that I am assured that he is our God and we are his people. Sometimes it is the grace I receive to be […]